Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Travis County Texas.

    Michan is here visiting from North Carolina, and we decided to go to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Michan is a friend of mommas and of course she went also. Lady Bird Johnson was the wife and first lady of Lyndon Baines Johnson the 36th President of the United States. Lady BirdContinue reading “Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Travis County Texas.”

Brushy Creek Trail Round Rock Williamson County Texas

Williamson County has plans and is constructing a multi-use trail to eventually connect Cedar Park with Hutto, a total distance of 30 miles. Right now, there are several older sections that have yet to be connected. The Round Rock Brushy Creek Trail is one section about 2 miles long. Beginning at Joe Freeman Park theContinue reading “Brushy Creek Trail Round Rock Williamson County Texas”

Arkansas Bend Park, Lago Vista,Travis County, Texas

No, I didn’t go back to Arkansas. At least not yet. This is yet another LCRA Park, but it is run by Travis County as a “Vendor Park”. Also, although it has a Leander Texas address it is in Lago Vista, in fact it’s right out the road from Lago Vista High School. Ah howContinue reading “Arkansas Bend Park, Lago Vista,Travis County, Texas”

Shaffer Bend Recreation Area, Marble Falls, Burnet County Texas

Shaffer Bend is another Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) park. You know the ones I get into for 2 bucks since I am two days older than dirt! Sometimes age has its privilege. Shaffer Bend is on the Colorado River at the very far reaches of Lake Travis. Lake Travis is currently 14% below itsContinue reading “Shaffer Bend Recreation Area, Marble Falls, Burnet County Texas”

Grelle Recreation Area, Spicewood, Burnet, County, Texas

After returning from Georgia, I continued my quest to hike all the LCRA parks. This one was not easy to find. It is located on back country roads a few miles off Texas State Route 71 in the Spicewood Area. Problem is there is no sign on Texas 71 telling you where to turn andContinue reading “Grelle Recreation Area, Spicewood, Burnet, County, Texas”

Cochran Shoals, Chattahoochee River National River and Recreation Area, Atlanta Georgia.

The next place we visited on our trip to Atlanta was the Chattahoochee National River and Recreation Area entering at Cochran Shoals. There is an entrance fee into the park although my brother already had a yearly pass. Cochran Shoals is the largest unit of this linear park containing 18 unconnected sites along 48 milesContinue reading “Cochran Shoals, Chattahoochee River National River and Recreation Area, Atlanta Georgia.”

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta Georgia.

In 1996 Atlanta Georgia hosted the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, or the 26th Summer Olympic Games. From this Atlanta gained Centennial Olympic Park. This large park covers 22 acres in Downtown Atlanta. The park was created from a group of vacant lots and run-down factory buildings that were demolished. During the Olympics it wasContinue reading “Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta Georgia.”

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park/Sweet Auburn, Atlanta Georgia.

On or trip to Georgia wanted to go to the MLK Jr historical park and learn of the life of Michael King Jr. What? You Say, you misspelled it. No, I didn’t….. Who is Michael King? A little-known fact is that Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta Georgia as Michael King Jr. WhyContinue reading “Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park/Sweet Auburn, Atlanta Georgia.”

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw, Georgia

As General William Tecumseh Sherman bore down on Atlanta Confederate Forces created a strong fortress atop Kennesaw Mountain as the last stronghold before Atlanta. Kennesaw Mountain rises 1793 feet and overlooks the lowlands between there and Atlanta. It is the main peak of a mountain cluster also containing Little Kennesaw Mountain, Pidgeon Hill and Cheatham’sContinue reading “Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw, Georgia”